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Life’s a beach at new-look Ravenscourt Park paddling pool

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Image captionImage 1: Ravenscourt Park paddling pool with new sand-coloured bank

Ravenscourt Park’s popular paddling pool was given a beach-style makeover before it re-opened for bank holiday weekend.

Thanks to the sunny long weekend, thousands of youngsters enjoyed the new sand-coloured bank built into the southern edge of the pool.

The sand bank is part of a range of improvements made over eight weeks during the spring. It followed last year’s work to improve the water quality.

“Our fantastic splash pool now offers a real taste of the seaside,” said H&F Chief Executive, Kim Dero.

“We know how much residents and visitors enjoy this splash pool and we hope it brings everyone plenty of joy this summer.”

Green Flag parks

Last year, 13 of H&F’s parks and green spaces were given Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag status, which recognises parks with the highest standards of cleanliness, horticulture and facilities.

One of these Green Flag parks in Fulham – Bishops Park – also has a popular paddling pool.

In White City, improvement works are due to take place in Hammersmith Park this month.

The council has worked closely with local White City residents, in particular, The Friends of Hammersmith Park – as well as with the Japan Society and Japanese Embassy – to secure funding to install an ornamental gate, new footpath and Japanese lanterns along the avenue of cherry blossoms.

These improvements will be installed between now and June and the park will be officially re-opened with a Japanese garden party in July.

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